We Compared Agenus Inc. ($AGEN) and aTyr Pharma, Inc. ($LIFE)

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Biotechnology: Biological Products (No Diagnostic Substances) industry are trading: Agenus Inc. and aTyr Pharma, Inc.. While these two companies may have very different market capitalizations and balance sheets, they are worth comparing given how they are in the same sector. Below you’ll see how the different technical indicators differ between these two stocks, and we’ll also show what Trading View thinks of them based on the technical analysis. But before we get ahead of ourselves, please note that this is technical analysis only (ie. analyzing how these companies are trading, not digging into the company fundamentals), and therefore you should not rely only on this to guide you on whether you should buy or sell anything – take it with a grain of salt only, and pay attention to the disclaimer below. With that said, many traders find value in technical analysis and others even swear by it, so if that is you, I hope my analysis will be of use to you. Let’s get to it…

First things first: during its last day of trading, Agenus Inc. opened at 2.86, got to a maximum price of 2.89 and dropped to as low as 2.825 before finishing the session at 2.84. In total there were 711753 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to aTyr Pharma, Inc., which opened at 2.99, had a high of 3.6, a low of 2.9646, closed at 3.11 and had a total volume of 353230.

VOLUME ANALYSIS: Generally, the higher the volume indicators are, the better – you need liquidity to trade, after all. All of the volume indicators are as follows… (click here for an explanation on volume)

Volume Indicator Agenus Inc. aTyr Pharma, Inc.
Accumulation-distribution index 19.08867 7.09451
on-balance volume -2.83 -2.92
chaikin money flow

3.33333 1.08328
force index

0.01365 0.05103
ease of movement rating

0.00106 0.03476
volume-price trend

0.19628 2.68067
negative volume index

1000.0 1000.0

VOLATILITY ANALYSIS: Now to compare the volatility between these two companies… (click here for an explanation on volatility)

Volatility Indicator Agenus Inc. aTyr Pharma, Inc.
Average true range 0.07899 0.17716
Bolinger bands 2.91185 3.15165
Upper bollinger band 2.64315 2.57295
Lower bollinger band

2.825 2.9646
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

nan 1.0
Central keltner channel

2.85833 3.18487
High band keltner channel

2.82833 2.57487
Low band keltner channel

2.88833 3.79487
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

2.825 2.9646
Donchain channel low band

2.825 2.9646
Donchain channel high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel low band indicator

1.0 1.0

TREND ANALYSIS: Now for the most interesting and detailed part, the trend. Where is the stock actually going? Let’s compare the indicators… (click here for an explanation on trend)

Trend Indicator Agenus Inc. aTyr Pharma, Inc.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00459
MACD signal -0.00118 -0.00255
MACD difference -0.00095 -0.00204
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

2.825 2.9646
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

2.825 2.9646
Average Directional Movement Index (ADX)

unknown unknown
ADX positive

20.0 20.0
ADX negative

20.0 20.0
positive Vortex Indicator (VI)

1.0 1.0
negative VI

1.0 1.0
trend vortex difference

1.11444 0.14384

7.21969 40.35197
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.0
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 -66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

-0.18031 -1.35804
KST Oscillator (KST)

68.17732 845.31268
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

68.17732 845.31268
KST difference

-8.98025 -31.83827
Ichimoku rating

2.875 3.295
Ichimoku B rating

2.875 3.295
Ichimoku visual trend A

2.73716 2.01372
Ichimoku visual trend B

2.7059 2.78164
Aroon Indicator (AI)

4.0 4.0
AI indicator down

4.0 4.0
AI difference

-4.0 -4.0

MOMENTUM ANALYSIS: What about momentum? Let’s dive into it… (click here for an explanation on momentum)

Momentum Indicator Agenus Inc. aTyr Pharma, Inc.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 100.0 100.0
True Strength Index (TSI) 100.0 100.0
ultimate oscillator

83.74422 98.164
stochastic oscillator

216.66667 104.16393
stochastic oscillator signal

216.66667 104.16393
Williams %R rating

116.66667 4.16393
awesome oscillator

-0.02467 -0.04683

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Agenus Inc. and aTyr Pharma, Inc..

Daily return 6.81773 84.53127
Daily log return -3.42068 -7.15114
Cumulative return -3.36283 -6.90144

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Agenus Inc. and aTyr Pharma, Inc. together. But what does all of the above mean? Various technical indicators above are positive, while others are negative, and if we want to decide overall if the technical analysis indicates a bullish or bearish chart, we have to consider all of them together. That’s what the Trading View widget below can do, so let’s see what it says considering all these indicators. First, here’s Agenus Inc.:

The verdict above will consider all these technical indicators and consider which are strong and weak, and then put them all together to come up with a conclusion stating whether AGEN is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Agenus Inc. is a good investment! None of these indicators consider the company fundamentals. All of this data is based on how it trades only. Now with that out of the way, let’s compare it with aTyr Pharma, Inc.

So there you have it. We hope you have found this analysis useful, and if you see any errors or have any feedback, please comment below.

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DISCLAIMER: We are not registered investment advisers and the above analysis should be taken at face value only. We strongly advise against buying or selling anything based solely on our analysis above, and are not responsible for any losses that you may incur if you choose make any investment decisions based on the above.

Gary Ivenchuck

Gary is a stock trading expert and is responsible for covering technical analysis news on Logistics Business Review. Recently he has been working tirelessly to analyse stocks for our readers, and is always available to hear from people asking for stock analysis.

Gary Ivenchuck

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